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california, to san francisco area, et cetera. we've been in the industrial business for a long time, and we'd liked it. but it was clear to us that the market wanted a more pure focused company. and it made sense as part of the overall focus. plus, as you mentioned, leverage is very important. and we wanted to lower our leverage. >> right. >> it made sense to part with the industrial, even though it's good properties, good people there, and focus again on quality, supermarket anchored retail in the 12 growing states. >> one of the things i loved about your presentation and also your conference call is you are not -- you're willing to face head-on the challenge of amazon. you directly -- you're the first real estate investor who says, listen, here's the ones that the internet can't get. you recognize the threat is a real one? >> i think it's a real threat. i think we were very conservative in how we came up with our number that we think that some merchants can be affected somewhat on the margin. but, again, the vast majority of what we sell, the prices of it are too cheap for it to be delive
in our flagship store, three restaurants. in the castro in san francisco you can have your nails done on your shoes worked on. so we're trying different things. >> what do we know is really working that can be rolled out nationally? is that something we're going to see? or is that just a boutique idea and you don't have enough room in some of the smaller stores? >> yeah. >> will we see these things in new york? >> you may see them in new york, but the best example we talked about last time was the pub, the pub idea. >> yes. >> we had that and started out in one and now have 55. turns out people enjoy getting together and gathering and relaxing after work. >> okay. now, you also did a study most recently, a lot of -- a couple guys joked. ask him about whole paycheck and a lot of what i buy at whole foods is now cheaper than local merchants. >> right. we've talked about this. work really hard on our price competitiveness. quality and value, quality and value, it's always a dance. i think we are fundamentally more competitive. and i'm looking you in the eye and saying, hey, we are going
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